Король Лев (1994)
# 47 on IMDb Top Rated Movies »

Charlize Theron »
# 185 on STARmeter

The story of a man who fooled an entire country. A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.

Король Лев (1994)
# 47 on IMDb Top Rated Movies »

Charlize Theron »
# 185 on STARmeter

The story of a man who fooled an entire country. A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.

What an honour to be shortlisted for 2 Creative Pool Awards for our work with Shell and Rolls Royce! You can vote here. GO GO GO!

Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions is a collection of short stories and poems by Neil Gaiman . It was first published in the United States in 1998, and in the United Kingdom in 1999.

Many of the stories in this book are reprints from other sources, such as magazines, anthologies , and collections (including ten stories and poems from Gaiman's earlier small press miscellany Angels and Visitations ).

The included stories and poems are different between some of the editions. The US, UK, and eBook editions have some differences in the stories they contain (see table to right):

Also in the introduction a short paragraph per story, that tells us how each of them came to be, whether they were ordered for a particular publication or came to life out of nothing, or how and where they were published if ever – most of all he talks about what inspired them and it gives an amazing insight into the mind of the author – provided that he is speaking the truth of course. Smoke and mirrors remember?

There are 34 short stories altogether – they can either be one page long or several. In different formats: most in prose, some in verse, one sestina. There isn’t one single theme – but they are all in the realm of the Fantastic – Sci-fi, Horror, Fantasy, ranging from absurd and funny, to crazy and to the downright horrific but all of them have some sort of otherworldness feel to it, even the couple of Erotic tales. I read the book over a one month period, savouring one or two a day depending on my mood (I skipped the poems as they are not really my cup of tea, though) and some were better than the others or course, but quite a few were simply outstanding, about ten of them.

Like The Goldfish Pool and Other Stories which follows a screenplay writer (whose script was picked up by a Hollywood Studio), on his visit to LA and his surreal meetings with studio executives who kept changing his story – this is the funniest story in the book and perhaps the least Fantastic – I definitely can see that happening in LA!

Король Лев (1994)
# 47 on IMDb Top Rated Movies »

Charlize Theron »
# 185 on STARmeter

The story of a man who fooled an entire country. A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.

What an honour to be shortlisted for 2 Creative Pool Awards for our work with Shell and Rolls Royce! You can vote here. GO GO GO!

Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions is a collection of short stories and poems by Neil Gaiman . It was first published in the United States in 1998, and in the United Kingdom in 1999.

Many of the stories in this book are reprints from other sources, such as magazines, anthologies , and collections (including ten stories and poems from Gaiman's earlier small press miscellany Angels and Visitations ).

The included stories and poems are different between some of the editions. The US, UK, and eBook editions have some differences in the stories they contain (see table to right):

Король Лев (1994)
# 47 on IMDb Top Rated Movies »

Charlize Theron »
# 185 on STARmeter

The story of a man who fooled an entire country. A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.

What an honour to be shortlisted for 2 Creative Pool Awards for our work with Shell and Rolls Royce! You can vote here. GO GO GO!

Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions: Neil.


Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions by Neil Gaiman

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